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Public Information Office Contacts

Media Services

The Census Bureau has several programs to assist journalists in using Census Bureau data. Our staff:

  • Prepare news releases and similar items for news organizations.
  • Alert media about significant statistics in Census Bureau reports and data files.
  • Publish newsletters and briefs to help you locate the information you need.
  • Represent the Census Bureau to professional news organizations such as state press associations and broadcaster associations.
  • Prepare interviews for use on radio and video news releases.
  • Guide journalists to Census Bureau specialists.


The Census Bureau PIO offers online webinars to members of the media to learn about Census Bureau related products. Webinars, short for web-based seminars, are effective electronic learning platforms. These news conferences consist of a simultaneous audio conference and online presentation. During online news conferences, reporters have the opportunity to ask questions once the presentation is complete. See the Census Data Academy for a list of upcoming Webinars, and recorded Webinars.

Embargoed Releases

For accredited media — Access to the Census Bureau's news embargo site is limited to qualified individuals representing media outlets that give their chief attention to the gathering and reporting of news. Applicants must be employed or represent news outlets that regularly publish or broadcast a substantial volume of news material for public consumption. Embargo access is granted on an individual basis only and should not be shared with unapproved colleagues or associates. Learn more about our Embargo Policy and Accreditation Guidelines under Embargo Policy.


To request an interview with the Director of the Census Bureau or any other Census Bureau official, please email details of your request (your name, media organization, date, time, and subject of your interview, etc.) to pio@census.gov or call the Public Information Office at 301-763-3030.

Page Last Revised - November 19, 2021
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